Look at these goddamned subversives.
Yesterday, the Iraq Veterans Against the War showed up for another protest march. As you can see, the Raging Grannies made an appearance, too. It wasn't nearly as big as last weekend's; right now, most of the energy here is going toward recall drives and considering future moves. There were probably about 10,000-20,000 people outside.
It's a measure of just how big this movement is that you can say "Oh, there were only 10,000 people out for this."
Wait, you hadn't heard that there was another mass protest yesterday? Oh, that's right! Our shitty corporate-owned media don't want to remind you that there's a movement against greater concentration of wealth and income in the hands of fewer and fewer people. Television media present: None. Even FOX News has moved on. I did see a couple of print journalists interviewing people, but there was a noticeable absence of any media presence. We have apparently been consigned to the Memory Hole. Thanks, "liberal" media!
Here are a few images from the day:
It's about time the rat made an appearance.
Don't piss off the badger.
For some reason, I really liked this sign.
Argh! A snake!
That man is awesome.
That's my friend Tara with the "badger badger badger badger" sign. Yes, she made it herself. Yes, she's a nerd. I've told you all how much I like nerds.
The last photo there is of a Vietnam vet named Will Williams, a member of Veterans for Peace. It's not the greatest picture, but he gave one hell of a little speech yesterday to wrap up the entire rally. It's something that should get air time, but of course it won't. Fortunately, we have Teh Intertubez, so I can share this with you. It's about 9:45 long; please watch the whole thing. Please note that this occurred about an hour before we got news that--ha ha ha--US cruise missiles were detonating in Tripoli.
That's some awesome speechifyin' right there.
So that's the wrap-up from another Saturday. Remember--just because there's a national press blackout doesn't mean that there's not still a strong movement here dedicated to getting the rich folks' boots off our necks. We'll be doing this for as long as it takes.
Solidarity, brothers and sisters.